In Memory and Honor – 2014 Washington Landslide

By Chris Granville

Three years ago, our region witnessed one of the most destructive landslides ever recorded. The landslide near Oso, Washington occurred at 10:37 a.m. that day when an unstable portion of hill collapsed, sending mud and debris across the Stillaguamish River and destroying 49 homes in the neighborhood of Steelhead Haven. Tragically, 43 people—husbands, wives, fathers, mothers, sons, and daughters from the tightknit community—were lost in one of the worst natural disasters the Pacific Northwest has ever seen. Continue reading

zulily’s Giving Mission includes Giving Blood

zulily3By: Diane Toomey

Photos by: Kayako Sareen

Many corporations and businesses are discovering the value of a work culture that provides meaning and purpose for employees.  zulily, a Seattle based e-commerce retail company, provides full time employees 8 hours of paid volunteer time each quarter to give back through various local communities and philanthropic organizations. Continue reading

Biomed Road Warriors


Left to right: Paul McDonald, Darrell Lamberton, Stew Gram, John Trudeau, Lori Amodio, Bill Munson, Jerry and Bonnie Moore, Mike Alliston

By Faith Hoyt

It’s 7 a.m. on a Sunday, and Lori Amodio is headed to Central Washington Hospital to deliver blood to their clinical lab. She sits behind the wheel of a white Dodge Caravan and goes over her checklist, making note of routine vehicle maintenance that is needed and writing down her list of codes for the hospital. Today she is transporting two large boxes. One is plasma, the other is blood. Continue reading